Students interested in reserving your spot at Point Park University for Fall 2023 should pay a tuition deposit by August 1. Paying your deposit allows you to take advantage of class registration and housing options.
Do you have a passion for politics? Our political science program gives you the flexibility to design a degree to meet your specific needs while preparing you for law school or a career in government, journalism, business or education.
Our political science curriculum reflects a diverse liberal arts background and allows you to concentrate in one of the following areas:
Government and law
As a political science major, you'll be encouraged to complete internships, which will provide you with practical, real-world experience and give you a leg up as you enter your chosen career field.
Courses & Topics
You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the political science major including:
American Foreign Policy
Global Social Change
Law and Society
Theories of Justice
Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom
Learn from faculty who bring academic and professional work experience into the classroom.
"Today, I work directly for Congress, and classes such as Constitutional Law and various American government courses I took while at Point Park helped provide me with tools that I use today. The professors in the political science program at Point Park were an incredible resource."
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
The power of networking, the value of internships and staying true to one's career aspirations: Point Park University's Literature, Culture and Society Career and Internship Summit brought together students, alumni and industry professionals to discuss the ways in which they have achieved their goals and how their Point Park education has helped them find success.
Friday, December 2, 2022
"Point Park is preparing me for career success because the classes I am taking are relevant to what I want to pursue. I am excited for next semester because I will be taking two classes about archiving. I often find that what I learn in class, I can immediately apply to my archival work for West View Borough, and vice versa."
Monday, July 20, 2020
Meet Louis Schoen, a political science major and social justice studies minor, who is interning this summer for "The People's Office," represented by Jake Wheatley Jr., through the Partner4Work organization.